Jacques Dubé hired as Halifax’s new CAO

CBC News Posted: Jul 27, 2016 9:34 AM AT The former city manager for Moncton has just been hired by Halifax Regional Municipality. The city announced Wednesday morning that Jacques Dubé will start his role at chief administrative officer on Sept. 12. “This is an exciting time for the municipality and I’m honoured to assume a leadership role to help its continued progress,” said Dubé in a news release. Halifax Mayor Mike Savage said in the release that Dubé will help the municipality “strengthen our communities and drive economic growth for the Halifax region.” Dubé resigned from his role as Moncton city manager…

Putting skills to work

Bridge to Work matches newcomers to Canada with gainful employment LAURA WHITMAN – The Bedford-Sackville Observer – July 26, 2016 Edition editor@bedfordsackvilleobserver.ca Sometimes it’s a long road from one job to the next. For auto mechanic Bala Khalas, it’s led from a garage in Jordan to a car dealership in Dartmouth. Khalas is one of four recent immigrants who have just gone through the Bridge to Work program offered by the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS.) “ISANS helped us to find this job and we are very happy for their support and for being here,” said Khalas, who…

Halifax transport task force plan coming in 2017

The Chronicle Herald – July 27, 2016 Edition The scope of the municipality’s Integrated Mobility Plan was never more apparent than at a council presentation Tuesday. Project manager Rod McPhail provided an update to the plan, which is mandated to implement a sustainable transportation strategy emphasizing alternatives to single-occupant vehicles. He said “all forms of public engagement” are being used, with another round of consultation starting up in September, and pilot projects to come after that. Challenges include the size of the municipality with no one-sizefits- all solution for rural, suburban and urban residents, the lack of existing data, issues…

Deck pulled loose from house — city

THE CHRONICLE HERALD JORDAN PARKER – July 26, 2016 Edition jparker@herald.ca @JParker10 An investigation into a deck collapse in Westphal Sunday evening showed it fell because the decades- old structure wasn’t fastened to the house well enough. The building standards department were on the scene Monday. “This was probably the original deck on a 20 or 30-year-old house. It failed to withstand after such a long duration,” said Jim Donovan, the manager of municipal compliance for the city. “Whether we go to these depends on the extent of the situation. The collapse was on private property, and would be an…